tiltbillings wrote:Well, so much for your claim. Nothing here to take seriously, then, it would seem.
Again, I'll point out that it wasn't my claim...I didn't state an opinion either way. Tilt, have you noticed that people claim on this board all time that there was an actual living Buddha? I've never heard you demand "Back up your claim" to any of them. I realize that if you have a lot of emotion invested in the idea of a Buddha that actually lived that a suggestion by scholars that he may be a conceptual devise might be uncomfortable, but to me its pretty insignificant and not worth a mad dash to the bookshelves just to comfort you.
I do not need comfort. You are the one who made claim about what "Sanskrit" scholars say
, and you are the one when asked, who refused to back it up, making your claim meaningless.
Just to be clear about what was said:
pink_trike wrote: Increasingly, scholars are unable to find any solid evidence of it [emphasis added]...evidence that should be available if he actually lived and wasn't just a conceptual devise.
Back up your claim.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.